New principal at Nip-Rock High
RED ROCK REGION by Liz Harvey-Foulds
As school gets underway for another year in Red Rock, the high school has a new leader at the helm.
Suzanne Eddy has replaced Donna Fry, who has taken a year’s leave of absence to work for the Ministry of Education, as principal at Nip-Rock High School.
No stranger to Northwestern Ontario, Eddy hails from Thunder Bay. She began her teaching career in Marathon and for the last seven years has been vice-principal in different Thunder Bay schools.
She says that so far she has been very impressed with the communities from which the Nip-Rock students come, and has found them and the school to be very welcoming and warm.
Eddy is looking for parents who are interested in being members of the parent council. She has an open door policy and invites parents to visit the school or call her with any concerns or input they’d like to share.
Mark Sunday, Oct. 6 on your calendar now — that’s the date that the Red Rock Historical Society’s Trinkets and Treasures Road Show comes to town.
We’ve all heard of people who start rummaging around in an attic or a basement or some other forgotten space, and they find an old painting or a document or a piece of glassware. They decide to have it appraised only to find that that what they thought was a piece of junk turns out to be a very valuable artifact.
Well, the Red Rock Historical Society wants to help you find out if you are one of those lucky people.
Thanks to the sponsorship of Superior North CFDC and Ontario News North, on Oct. 6, the Society is hosting the Trinkets Treasures Road Show. The event will take place at the Red Rock Legion from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Reputable antique dealers will be on hand to assess the value of articles presented by participants.
In order to ensure that your treasures will be evaluated, you should plan to register with the Red Rock Historical Society in advance by contacting Marilyn Young at 807-886-2651 or m_young @shaw.ca. If you register ahead, you guarantee that a time slot will be set aside for or you.
You may also feel free to just drop by with articles you would like to have appraised.
The cost of appraisals will be $20 for up to three items.
In addition to the appraisals, there will be food provided by the Legion Ladies who are famous for their good cooking. There will be muffins and coffee in the morning, soup and sandwiches at noon and a BBQ later in the afternoon.
In addition, vendors and artisans have been invited to set up booths to display and sell their wares. Folks from the surrounding communities, from Marathon to Thunder Bay, are invited to take advantage of this opportunity to have their treasures appraised and come and join in the fun, even if it is only to watch.
At 4 p.m., a winner will be chosen when we draw the winning ticket for the Red Rock Historical Society’s beautiful historical Photo Quilt. Tickets for the quilt, which was handmade by Lee Davis, are on sale at the Credit Union and Quickmart.
Plan now to set aside Oct. 6 for a trip to Red Rock. Hope to see you here.
Live from The Rock Folk & Blues Society was the grateful recipient of an Ontario Trillium Foundation Grant this year.
The group received $4,900 to purchase a portable ramp and railings for the main stage. This equipment will improve access to the stage for people, performers and equipment at the annual folk festival on Lake Superior’s north shore, and will be used at other community events and celebrations.
The grant was recognized by Live from the Rock Blues and Folk Society and the Township of Red Rock on Aug. 9 during the 11th annual Live from the Rock Folk Festival which was attended by MPP Michael Gravelle (L-Thunder Bay-Superior North).
The Red Rock Public Library is accepting applications for a Community Access Program (CAP) youth worker. The youth worker must be between 15 and 30 years old and will be required to perform computer/website updates as required, offer training and workshops in computer- and Internet-related services, and assist patrons in using the public access computers.
The application deadline is Thursday, Sept. 12.
Contact the library for more information.
All those who participated in the TD Summer Reading Program are invited to a windup party at the library at 3:30 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 16.
Public Library Week is slated for Oct. 20-26, so mark those dates on your calendar and stay tuned to this column for more details.
(Liz Harvey-Foulds’ column appears in the print edition of The Chronicle-Journal every other Wednesday.)